Saturday, September 05, 2009

Montana officer resigns over Facebook comments - Boston.com

Sign of the times – no doubt a TV mini-series will follow…

A Montana police officer who wrote on his Facebook page that there should be a law allowing police to take people to jail for being "stupid" has resigned.

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His posting came to light last month when a Bozeman man filed a lawsuit against the city, Anderson and other officers, saying his civil and constitutional rights were violated when he was wrongly arrested.

The lawsuit alleges entries from Anderson's Facebook profile indicate he has a lack of respect for citizens' rights and a willingness to abuse his position of authority.

Montana officer resigns over Facebook comments - Boston.com

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